Vest-Agder is located at the southern tip of Norway, towards the Skagerrak, where the Gulf Stream touches the coast of Vest-Agder. It is rather warm and called the Norwegian Riviera. Along the coast the towns Kristiansand, Mandal, Flekkefjord, and Farsund are located. Six valleys stretch north into the county, Audnedalen, Lyngdalen, Kvinesdalen, Mandalen, Sirdalen, and Otradalen. The central upland is dominated by moors, which are used for pasturing of cattle and sheep. The northern portion is mountainous and sparsely settled.